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the economy. >>> a top hezbollah leader is killed. the lebanese group says he was assassinated. ♪ >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when he speaks at a washington think tank in just a few minutes. mike viqueira joins us from washington. mike, good morning, what are some of the main points the president is expected to address? >> reporter: you are right, the president turning a page now after the last two months healthcare.gov debacle. he is going to talk about the grows gap between rich and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'
and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then south africans will have a chance to remember the man who change lives forever. >> we have declared the
can check us out on www.aljazeera.com. the wheels of the american economy turned with the labor of low wage workers across this country. the dishwashers, retail sales people and healthcare providers who toil at the federal minimum wage haven't seen a pay raise in four years and efforts in congress to find one have stagnated. cities, states, and counties are taking it on themselves to bring their workers to income levels closer to the fiscal realities of these tough times. and it's no easy task. as much debate surrounds the effectiveness of image wage hikes and who really benefits. do these wage controls cost jobs? we'll discuss the issue on this addition of "inside story." but first this background. >> they deserve to live a good life in one of the richest cities in the world. >> reporter: close to 100 people rallied outside washington, d.c. city council chamber as council members inside voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour. >> congress' failure to act, and congress' failure to take care of those left behind not just from the recession, but as the people who make th
it was added 203,000 jobs. so far the economy is up 2.1 million jobs and 2013 may be the best year for hiring sinc since 2005. the unemployment rate fell to 7%, and it's the lowest in five years. that's great news. number. i'm going to stand in front of it. focus on the number of jobs added every media. in this case it was 203,000. i do want you to pay attention to this number. 63%. the that's the labor force participation rate. that's above upward from october when that number had fallen to its lowest level in 45 years. that meant that people were falling out of the workforce because they couldn't find jobs or they had give up trying all together. this is the portion of peel available to work who are actually working. number suggestion that people are coming back to the workforce instead of leaving it. looking at how well job creation is keeping up with new workers who are entering the labor force. they're coming of age, graduating from school while providing opportunities for veteran workers who want to stay employed. this is not a trend as we see this happening consistently for months. eit
of some potential break through, however, he reviewed the republican perspective of it's about the economy, and we have a plan to improve the economy, and that's not related to social benefit programs. >> that we create more american jobs and better american wages. the republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that's why we passed nearly 150 bills many of them will help our economy, they are still sitting in the united states senate. so you hear a difference, how republicans approach things and democrats approach things. he also used his time to rail against obama-care, the federal healthcare law, he says that's one of the other priorities that and getting the economy going less so than working on the unemployment benefit issue. >> and torment, the labor department releases the november employment numbers. stick with al jazeera america for full coverage of that important report. some fast food workers are striking in more than 100 cities. they are demanding an increase in the minimum wage, and pushing to make it easier to unionize. many are askin
%, basically what he inherited down to 4% of the economy and on the way down to 2% by the end of the president's term. if he were not to doing this about spending and we were invest can in the future, in education, research, we are seeing american research going to china and we are not spending tax dollars on basic research, which corporations don't do. >> that's always been done by government. so, neither the finding about young people is surprising, nor is the president's focus. yeah, we have brought down the deficit is what he is saying, significantly, 90% of americans seem to be unaware of this. million americans receiving disability benefits. 47 million on food stamps? >> yeah. >> torn in 4 million on long-term, getting unemployment benefits. the president's initiatives call for more spending. we still have a very big deficit and a very big nut to pay to foreign countries. is more spending the way to go? >> we are not paying to other countries. >> that's a misunderstanding to what the deficit is about. the united states government kate never go broke so long as it is a cough ren with mono
. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says made in china, and china depends on us. what we have here is a situation in which our economic interests, our political interests in many areas, our interests in solving global problems like climate change and piracy are aligned. what we need to do is create diplomatic channels that find ways to resolve the territorial issues without letting it spin out of control. if you think about world war i, nobody wanted to go to war. but, you know, there was a fascination in serbia, and as it escalated, the sort of logic of alliance meant that they ended up in a conflict. that is what secretary of state john kerry is trying to prevent. >> your foreign policy service, your greatest fame may have come from an article in "the at lantic" calmed "why women still can't have it all." you wrote and i quote: >> what that is to change for that to happen, and how do we go about it? >> thanks for asking. i never expected to be talking on
and calm. >> hard to react when you're panicked. calm make sense. randall. thank you. the u.s. economy is growing, but so is the income gap between rich and poor americans. president obama addressed the problem. >> the lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's if you work hard you can get ahead. this is defining of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. >> the president did not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it
in markets like brazil. he said i'm most worried about the boom in the u.s. stock market because the economy is still weak and vulnerable. schiller said he's not sounding the alarm yet but avoids financials and technology. >>> many americans do their investing exclusive italy through mutual funds and retirement plans and some of them are increasingly worried that 401s will not carry them through retirement. some are moving through funds in rand out like a trader buys and sells stocks. this is getting a thumbs up from some investors but a thumbs down from financial investors who guide money. >> she figures she'd need 4 million to have a financially secure retirement. >> top of my list, china, new zealand, africa, antarctica, i want to be able to go freely and not pinch pennies. >> sandy who does not believe social security will be around has been saving money for nearly 20 years. even though she paid close attention to the markets and actively managed the fund she realized the rate her money was going she wouldn't have enough for her golden years. >> i'm not going to save $4 million out of wh
consumers and the economy. plus a look at the health of the obama care exchange after two months, and why some states want to blaze their own trail. >>> and a blast of the 401k returns. the latest controversy. i'm david shuster, and this is real money. ♪ >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. black friday has come and gone, but cyber monday is upon us. today is the day that men many americans take advantage of shopping dials online. sales dropped 3% from last year so a lot of economists are counting on the online surge to soften what normally would be considered an abysmal weekend. in terms of shear volume the shottener is not helpful. an estimated 59 million americans did some christmas holiday shopping online over the weekend averaging purchases $178 each. that is up from last month's figures. now a projected jump in cyber monday sales of 18.7% compared to last year. but most americans do the majority of their holiday shopping the old fashion way by cramming into malls, d
is a record for this country. >> the president cites staps showing the economy's income gap is getting wider. >>> recordings from the 911 sandy hook elementary school were released. dispatchers urged callers to take cover as gunshots could be heard. al jazeera america will not play the audio of the 911 calls. >> police in mexico recovered a dangerous truck carrying radio active material. in the back a compound, cobalt-60. no arrests have been made, but anyone who touched it could die. >> four students at the university of the california, santa barbara recovered. many are worried about the outbreak and whether it will spread. it is allowing people to use a vaccine not approved in the united states. those are the headlines. "america tonight" is next. get the latest online at aljazeera.com. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of th
are furious about the failure to sign a trade deal with eu and turn to moscow to save the economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights and our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption and where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis here is reaching a crucial moment and he believes he can survive with moscow's help but they are ready for a long fight to achieve aims and i'm tim friend with al jazeera. >> leaders lack constitutional power to oust the government before the presidential election in 2015. a riot breaks out in singapore's little india district after an india national was struck and killed by a bus. crowds attached police and set cars on fire and dozens were injured and 27 people were arrested. it was singapore's first major riot in four decades. and the president of venezuela won half of the elections on sunday and held control in the oil city and the capitol caracas and inflation is 54% and power outages and shortages of necessiti
the future of their economy. >> reporter: for more than ten years the money market in kabul has done a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poured into the economy, and afghans making money honestly or otherwise, traded in foreign exchange. now it's bus yeser than ever because of increasing anxiety of the local currency of the afghani. the president of afghanistan is still refuse to go sign the security pact with the u.s. that would mean some foreign forces would remain after 2014. but billion dollars of aid would remain. with that the economy is expected to collapse without that. that is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed then people will be panicked and it will effect the country. it is disappointing and our businessmen are not investing. people are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> at afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afghani dollar is being devalued. where much of the food is imported prices are going up. >> reporter: this is where afghanis come to spend their hard earned money, but food price versus gon
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that must mean that the economy is getting stronger and the federal reserve will stop putting $85 billion in the economy, interest can go up and investors tend to sell stock. there is good news, the stock market goes up. this morning at 8:30 a.m. i'm watching these unemployment numbers. they were better than i thought they were going to be and the only thing i was certain of was that the stock market is going down and it closes up 200 oh points. it's a good thing that i'm m not worth my money today.ause >> there you go, boy are you worth your money on a dale lay basis. what the quality of jobs. >> we wanted the numbers. we want them above 125,000. we've been getting 159,000 per month. for the last two months we've been averaging 200,000 job created. once you have the raw numbers you to say what kind of jobs are these? if you are getting jobs that pay $.7 an hour, then people will need two of them. those positions paid as much as $26 an hour. that's the good news. better quality. but about 20% of the jobs came in the relatively low-wage sectors like retail, leisure and hospitality. we're s
... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. we're talking about the pope francis effect and how the new pope is making waves and the globe, how do you not when you marriage. there is a lot of talk about what about pope's position is if these topics so we're going to try to clarify. father john what are the positions that the pope has issues? >> first of all he has talked about all these issues and by the way he is not backing away from the traditional teachings of the church. he believes it has to be put in the context of what he feels is the first proclamation, the gospel, the good news. and these teachings are not brought down to make people miserable, they
biting deeply into the economy or from ape political perspective, the architects of iran's diplomacy? we have been undermined from some time. it is time to reach out to the west and show the world we are chapter? >> well, you see, in iran, we have political elections, popular e elections and the people choose governments. they chose mahmoud ahmadinejad. they chose a different path this time around. and that election provided a historic opportunity to us and to the west in order to try to address this issue. we are not talking about sanctions. the effect of sanctions has been two-fold. when sanctions started, iran had less than 200 sentence triv fuse. it has been about 18,000 and 800 centrifuges that has been added to iran's stock of centrifuge. sanctions have utterly failed in that regard. on the other hand. the people of iran blamed the west for restrictions that have been imposed on the livelihood, on the ability to buy medicine, on the ability to finance and purchase food items from abroad and they have blamed it squarely on the west for because they have tried to exercise their right
during this weak economy, and avoid a government shutdown. >> the farm bill is one thing. your eyes might glaze over when you talk about farm policies. but let's put it this way, in terms that everybody understands. if they fail to come to an agreement they don't extend current law the price of a gallon of milk could double some $7 a gallon. that will hit home especially if unemployment extended unemployment benefits are not extended by this congress. the people taking it in the next one more time. those in the lower income groups. >> and trying to keep up technology. the senate working on a plastic gun ban. >> reporter: this is something that has been in place since the reagan administration, but gun control advocates say there is a problem. what has to happen, any gun that is predominantly made of plastic has to have a metal part to make it secure. one problem is that that metal, that piece of metal under current law can be easily detached. for any reason someone would want to do something like than there is a proposal to make that put in plastic guns. that's likely to fail. >> and you
a playing field helps us you be able to buy more, helps the economy. >> she was part of 100 people who rallied outside of the washington, d.c. chamber council for a minimum wage. >> congress's failure to act and congress's failure to take care of those who have been left behind, not just from the recession but the people who want things to become better and better. we are becoming a hunt tree of haves and have nots. we need to be sure we have a living wage. >>> members of the council have one more round of voting before it goes through. president of the dc chamber of commerce insists the bill will hurt the local jobs market. >> for every 10% increase in the minimum wage, employment decreases by 1 to 3%. sot a small business person, that becomes a big deal. and it may be laying off a person to be able to afford to pay that. and that's not what you want people to do. >> this isn't the first time the nation's capitol has introduced living wage legislation. the controversial wal-mart bill proposed this summer would have required the super store and other large retailers to pay a wage of at
into the economy and a afghans making money, it's busier than ever because of increasing are anxiety because of the local currency of afghanis. billions of dollars in aid would also remain. without that, the economy is expected to collapse. that delay is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed, then people will be panicked and it will affect the economy of the country. people are running away. people are disappointed and our businessmen are not investing. money dealers are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> as afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afngafghani is being devalued. prices are going up. it's in markets like this where regular afghans come to spend their money buying food. price he have gone up significantly in in the past few days, that's because those selling the food buy it in wholesale in dollars, they find the don't bias much food that the exchange rate has never been so bad. >> in a few short weeks the price of these sacks of flour has risen 10% traders say. >> the prices have become so my before we could buy when it
for the economy. air amazon, geoff bezos is floating the idea. we will ask an expert if the drone delivery service is really coming to your doorstep. >>> picture this: sweeping scenes and deeply personal moments. tonight, the most extraordinary images of the year. >> there is much we do not know about yesterday's deadly train derailment but we know this. it was traveling at an extraordinary rated of speed, almost three times the limit as it approached a dangerous term. several cars jumped the track leaving the scene of devastation. four passengers were killed. scores injured. investigate orders are trying to figure out what went wrong and why. jonathan martin has the latest. >> reporter: the question remains now: was this caused by operator error or some sort of mechanical error on the brakes. we know from the ntsb, speed was a factor. >> that's something that was reported early on by passengers and witnesses. investigators with the national transportation safety board say they now know the commuter train was going too fast as it approached a curve. >> the preliminary information -- let me emph
in six months. >>> cybersurge, why today's shopping frenzy is vital to the economy. >>> what iran is telling al jazeera about its nuclear deal. >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive investigation into prison health care. >> evey sunday night, join us for exclusive, revealing, and suprizing talks with the most interesting people of our time. this sunday, >> i spent my whole life thinking about themes and thinking about how to structure movies, so this is highly unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america >> anest natean estimated 131 mn americans have gone online and spent big bucks. sales could top $2 billion. that would be a cyberrecord and 20% more than a year ago. online growth has been bigger than growth at bricks and mortar stores. and david strawser said it's been an especially hard year for retailers. >> the low-and middle-class has been
minister says the u.k.'s economy is growing faster than any other major economy in the world. george osborne prediction for this year has been doubled to one point fow%. but he said he is sticking to his strategy, and confirmed the state pension age can eventually rise to 69. we have done so in the face of a sovereign crisis aboard, and at home, in the face of opposition from those who got britain into this mess in the first place. and have resisted every cut, every effort to get us out of that mess. >> is there any reason to celebrate britain's growing economy if things don't apeek tor getting better? lawrence lee records. this high quality clothing manufacturer, things are running smoothly, they design make and sell women's fashion here to the rich in britain and far beyond. this has been made by gina and jane. we still hardly get in 2007-8, and we have grown throughout the recession. and each of those years i think we grew 7%, and this year that is doubled. down the road is the city of darby, not doing too badly, there are a lot of manufacturing outlets. unemployment is about aver
economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights so that our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis is reaching a crucial moment. the president believes he can survive with moscow's help. the protesters say they are ready for a long fight to the achieve their aims. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >>> moving to asia, a move that has increased the political crisis in thailand. members of that current tree's main opposition party resigned from parliament today. they called the current government illegitimate and are refusing to work with the prime minister. five people have been killed since massive protests began last month. demonstrators want the prime minister to step down. in egypt, police used tear glass to clear a crowd of protesters at as islamic university in cairo. they say students threw rocks at officers and were trying to block traffic at a major thoroughfare. they were supporters of morsi, four se
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reasonable people know the sanctions has devastated the iranian economy. the reason why iran has made this about-face, signed the geneva agreement, because it realized its economy, the future of its regime was headed toward disaster. it had to make a compromise. >> that's what's going on. >> zarif said and insisted that iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and transparent. >> we have nothing to hide. they have been searching iran up and down, in and out, for the past 10 years probably more than they have searched any other country on the face of this earth. and they have not found a single evidence of diversion of our nuclear program into anything other than peaceful purposes. >> if you watch him. is he as netanyahu said on, a wolfe in sheep's clothing? >> i am a reminded of a diplomat who says an ambassador is someone who is a nice gentleman who is sent abroad to lie for the good of his country. we are seeing that in his statements, that he is a very likeable statements but these statements have to be deciphered and interpreted. >> is clear, they hit the nuclear facility a
. as everyone looks for ways to stimulate the economy they are questioning whether the longterm benefits are needed at this point. >> we'll see what happens in the next few weeks, thank you. >> tomorrow the labor department releases the labor numbers. >> the hits keep coming for the nsa. the agency tracks up to 5 billion cell phones a day. they use the data to map people's location to follow their movement around the globe. the newspaper says the information came from documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the cell phones wer being trackd are outside of the united states. >> the fast food workers are striking across the country they are pushing to make it easier to unionize. many pr protestors are asking fr 15 there an hour. that is twice as much as many owner in the u.s. it comes after president obama says raising the minimum wage will not hurt jobs. last month a seattle suburb increased their wage to $15 an hour and that is by far the high over the in thhigh -- highest i. it's 2:00 and her five-hour shifted at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her joiningest sojoi
. >> is it stuffer at a time when the economy is not robust when the state's in which these cities and counties are located are also feeling a lot of strain, is it tough for put these restructuring deals together? >> the state plays a significant role in the fiscal health of the city. they offer state aid to local governments. that makes up a third of the city revenues. when cities cut back due to their own fiscal pressures local governments experience a lot of fiscal squeeze as well. >> are there fewer good choices when you're finally pushed to make a bankruptcy declaration. >> bankruptcy is a measure of last resort. joining anybody enjoys having to papaying pensioners, or putting cops on the street or fixing potholes and doing things that create vibrant cities. when they declare bankruptcy it is an indication they have got themselves backed in a corner that they cannot get out of . >> pennsylvania is a sizable place with an enormous budget. what got the city there and how did it get out? >> there were two problems. on a regular basis the revenues that the city could generate through taxes wer
the commandment thou shalt not kill he talks about that in relationship of an economy of seclusion and equality that kills. that's the pope's words not my own. i think the pope realizes there's been some distorted messages sent out in terms of the whole gospel of life, the consistent ethic of life and i think he is trying to rebalance that conversation in a powerful way and i think he's been successful on that. >> katherine on twitter says, the pope has a new attitude but not new doctrine. giselle says, let women become catholic priests. and then shift away from hot button topics, the media still guys these ah as quote unquote issues. sister janine, the pope has told the priests to be more quote unquote welcoming. do you see changes happening in your future? >> the change has to come at the local level. the pope has said, we should stop obsessing about gay marriage. now what that would translate in our culture in the united states is that our united states bishops need to kind of tone down their rhetoric, many and their opposition -- and their opposition to same-sex marriage and instead if they
said the deal has already benefitted his country's economy. >>> remembering nelson mandela. today marks the beginning of a week of remembrance. they have a day of prayer and reflection. earlier today the mandela foundation held a service. services like this were held throughout the country and really around the world. alan joins us life from south africa. alan, how are people paying tribute to mandela? from what i hear and see behind is any indication, they're doing it by celebrating. >> reporter: absolutely, richelle. the folks here in soweto are handling the party end of that equati equation. they've been doing it for days now and they'll go long into the night, too, and through the wee hours. it's a tremendous scene. for the more sub dued and reflective part of the formula, the national day of prayer. we attended mass at a huge catholic church not far from him. the population of the congregation in church today, the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. ♪ >> reporter: the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largest christian country celeb
to be the only threat this government will face. with the economy in such a terrible state, it's likely to face the challenge of hungry people who simply can no longer afford enough to eat. harriet martin, al jazeera, khartom. >>> hundreds of thousands answered going to churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. here you can see people still outside nelson mandela's mouse in johannesburg. mike hanna is now reporting. >> reporter: mandela's name rings out in the church as they sing in praise. this is an occasion both joyful and solemn, mirroring the national reaction to the death of the celebrated south african leader. throughout the country it goes through churches, the service attended by the south african president jacob zuma accompanied bus mandela's former wife. they remember the men they affectionately knew as madiba. >> when i say we pray for the nation, we pray for us not to forget some of the values that madiba stood for, that he fought for, that he sacrificed his life for. we should include those in our reflections. >> reporter: a song, too, from a new generation. some of these childre
... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. we're talking about erasing your digital past. california just passed a law allowing kids under 18 to hit the delete button. so waj, we asked our community what they would like to deligh delete. >> our community is very suspicious. mime skeletons are hopefully buried deep. no reason to unearth them now. digital, i'm worried about the photos hiding in my trunks, albums in the mid 80s. kids these days don't "v" no ideas what photo albums are. and we got one answer p my "star trek" one -win loss record. >> i was trying to persuade us to give one. >> were you successful? >> no, she woul
the whole economy goes better. i think the economy has just gone down the tubes because of the 1% who want to make the most out of the misery of others. >> the sticking point here is that these workers and folks behind them are asking for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. that's not the only point here. they really also want to be able to unionize without any fear of retaliation. >> we'll continue to check back in with you throughout the day. thanks. >> stephanie, this latest strike is similar to once we've seen across the country, focusing on income and equality. much of that money is going to wealthier americans. the income of the top 1% grew by 31.4% since 2009, but for everyone else barely moved, growing less than has half a%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ic
this is a sign that consumer confidence continues to be down and that's a problem for the economy. >> give us a preview of what else you are working on for the program. >> we are going to crunch all of the data that's coming out over the new obamacare website. some 400 changes that were made by programmers and code writers, but there are more changes to come as far as the back end of the site important for insurance companies. wet get into that and talk about what these numbers mean and the way this entire site is heading. >> it's the back end. everything is about the back end. >> just for you, tony harris. >> at the top of the hour right here on al jazeera america. >> a return of a familiar face to the usc football program, jessica taff is here with your supports ted lines. >> a new big man on campus, it seems. usc has named washington steve kar sizi and the trojans are hoping he can turn around the football program like he did for the huskies. he was an assistant with the usc in 2007 and '8 went 6 and 2 after taking over for lane kisin who was fired in september. mean while, trouble off of
fears that instability in one of asia's largest economies. wayne hay has more now from the capitol. >> a battle is being waged on two fronts, anti-government protesters are trying to enter the office of the prime minister and the bangkok police. this time, a rubbish truck was used to try to bake through the barriers erected by the police. it and it's okay pants were 40sed into a quick retreat. tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. yingluk shinawatra spoke to the media the day after meeting with the protest leader. she says she is willing to do anything to end the crisis. tutep's idea is that it's unconstitutional. >> we found out he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister, nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how we can proceed with this offer because this provision doesn't exist under constitutional law. so that's why it doesn't mean that we
the state economy by hundreds of millions of dollars. like many new businesses coming to detroit the city's financial issues did not deter them from setting up shop and some see obstacles and to james cofounder peter bailey sees opportunity. >> this craft distilling movement might help diversify agriculture in michigan even further as we start to grow collectively. >> their investment on a neighborhood on the rebound is welcome by many who live here. right now they are on pace to produce over 3,000 cases of premium liquor this year. in a warehouse where the aroma is literally intoxicating, these entrepreneurs see a future where the glass is always at least half full. bc with al jazeera, detroit. >> reporter: there are about 350 distillerys right here in the united states. they were built by the romans but are still in use today. how technology is looking into the past to map italy's under ground aquaducts. and blasting off on a mission to the moon, what chinese scientists hope to learn when their rover makes an lunar landing. >> and this means falling temperatures and winter storm warnin
or the post-soviet economy. nothing injunctions. >> pavlo, the generational sense, is there a sense in chicago, is there any distinction, is it really just about the economics and the future or does this harken back in a sense in your community to having that feeling that look, we let moscow control things for a generation, now we want to move to the west, we want to be thought of in a western democratized way? >> well, unfortunately controlled by russia and moscow in particular, has been more than a generation or two. our fates have intertwined for well over 400 years when there's bem domination by russia and certain attempts by the ukrainian nation to revolt against it. what we're seeing today is the most recent revolt against the policies of the kremlin. they are happening osh the streets of kiev, on the streets of chicago, on the streets of new york as well in solidarity for what's happening back in our home land. >> why is there not more attention paid in the united states to this particular conflict? >> ask me something easier. i really can't say -- >> you have hundreds of thousands of p
, and public confidence has also dropped as far as the economy is concerned. the president has a major economic speech tomorrow. tell us about it. >> reporter: well, first of all one of the things that drove the president over the three weeks, democrats on capitol hill, excuse the expression, they're freaking out. the polls came out of nowhere to upset everybody, why? because he changed his focus to the shortcomings of the website and the issues of obamacare at large. but the president tomorrow will weave all that have in, the affordable care act, into a larger theme that he has been talking about for quite some time and he hit it in the state of the union just this year, and that is income disparity in the united states. he'll focus on that as the problem. we're very familiar with the statistics, the income of the upper 1% in the country tripled over the last 20 to 3503 years meanwhile the middle class saw their income grow at a snail's pace of 1% over that same time period. he'll talk about minimum wage. he'll look forward to it rise to $9. in the direct of columbia there is a bill to raise i
. the switch from coal to cleaner energy could hurt an economy still recovering from the last recession. >> coal does have emissions, and there are important issues, but we never really got focused on how to fix those. it was just throw it all out. >> power and politics in ontar ontario's parliament where there has been fierce criticism on its look at green energy. >> you have to stop shooting yourself in the foot. it just makes sense to do it. we'll get through it, and when you take all the costs involved it ends up being more cost effective. >> ontario's green cass gas emissions are lower, it becomes the first place in north america to give up coal. what isn't clear is whether local voters will agree with their government that fighting climate change is worth paying more for power. >> more to come we'll have more on sports. one of barcelona's players say they must learn from their mistakes. details coming up. >> and now, a techknow minute..Ñ >> the international diabetes federation is predicting a sharp rise in the number of people with the disease. right now there are 382 million pe
if you get a mri scan for your brain. it's worked in some sector of the economy and it's not worked in other areas of the world. we have quacks and it's confusing and complicated and they need help. and putting it on a web page so people can read it is not a guarantee that anyone is going to read it or if they read it understand it. >> ron have the half million customers that have been served by 23 and me already, has anyone been harmed by their results? >> i have been looking around to find examples and i can't find any. there has to be someone that has complained by something obviously it's not a huge problem as far as i can tell there have been no complaints whether olodged by the fda and e things that the fda might want to do instead of closing down the company that they may do in the next two weeks if they don't get the answers they like back. call up and survey the customers and find out what the experience have been and see if we have any complaints or confusion and move from there. >> or alternatively. >> go ahead. >> i'm going to say alternative alternative 23 and me could
spending can cut early death rates, and economies are boosted by a healthier, longer-living population. the report recommends doubling spending on research and develop on diseases that effect the poor from 3 to $6 billion a year. and governments should dramatically increase the tax on tobacco. >> i think the first step is agree on the goal, making the commitment, having that commitment be widely shared, generating the political commitment above all within countries to commitment the necessary resources to the necessary health interventions. >> nevertheless do you think in the current economic environment, when you talk about $60 billion being injected into health care systems a year to reach these goals, a lot of people are going to be thinking how are cash-strapped countries going to find that money? >> what we show is that the total gain in gdp, the extra gdp, not the gdp they have now, the extra gdp they have per year represents a figure of close to $10 trillion per year. and what we're talking about is the allocation of not half of it, not a tenth of it. but well under 1% of it. tw
... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> you walk into a convenience store you should expect to be recorded by aut a security came camera. but the fbi have revealed that people at at one market have been preyed on for years one person was searched and jailed for six times for tresspassing on the property. >> this is the first arrest of earl sampson caught on video by his boss. it was the summer of 2012. the 28 gerald wa 28-year-old wag soda. you can see a police officer come inside and arrest sampson at the store. politthe police call it a hot s. they don't buy that sampson was an e
policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, h
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